The meet opened with an impressive relay win by Andover but host Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum regrouped and won its fourth dual in four tries, 101-83, at home Thursday evening. The Elk senior leaders came through as Taylor Odegard and Samantha Hendrcks finished 1-2 in both the 50 and 100 freestyles while Jessica Young took the 200 [...]

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In a matchup for the conference lead, the Buffalo Bison scored twice within five minutes in the second half and held on to defeat the Rogers Royals 2-1 on Thursday evening in Rogers. Rogers goalie Joe Schlottman made some difficult saves before Buffalo’s Miguel Arroyo Hernandez and Luke Folkerds each hit the back of the [...]

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The Elk River Elks swept the singles matches and edged the Centennial Cougars, their toughest conference rival over the years, 4-3 on Thursday to move one step closer to the Northwest Suburban championship. Meagan Brown, Jen Koehler, Lauren Brayden and Rebekah Morrison all won in straight sets, giving the Elks a 4-1 lead with two [...]

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Elk River picked up its second conference win of the week, this one a lot more comfortably than the last one, downing Coon Rapids 25-16, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday evening. The Elks edged Park Center 3-2 on Tuesday, are 2-4 in the NWSC and got back to .500 at 4-4 overall. The attack had 32 [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder beat St. John’s Prep 3-1 at home Thursday, improving to 4-3 in conference and 7-3 overall. Scoring data is not available at this posting. Abbie Canton made nine saves. The Thunder will play at St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday.

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The Maple Grove Crimson handed Elk River a lopsided loss 5-0 on Thursday evening in Maple Grove. The Elks fell to 2-6 in conference and 2-8 overall but have been playing mostly close games. Breanna Johnson notched two goals for the Crimson (7-2 conference, 8-2-1 overall) and Dana Lethinen, Meredith Haakenson and Karen Schreinder one [...]

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Undefeated Maple Grove handed Elk River a 3-0 loss on Thursday in Maple Grove. Ben Zaver, Reid Diamond and Carson Thomas got the Crimson (11-0) on the board. The Elks (2-6 conference, 2-8 overall) will play at Rogers on Saturday, boys 11 a.m. and girls 1 p.m.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Park Center Pirates for many years have been the ideal homecoming opponent, a pushover for strong teams, and a good bet for the lone win of the season for struggling teams. But that’s not the case this year, and it will be a duel of two 3-0 teams when [...]

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